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From the Board
Chris Coffman - Board President

On behalf of the Conway Symphony Orchestra musicians, management, and Board of Directors, welcome to our 34th season!  

At the start of my fourth year serving on the Board, I’m honored to serve as president. Music has always played an influential role in my life, so I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with the instrumental arts, talented musicians, and our devoted supporters. Together, we aim to fulfill our mission of providing inspired classical music experiences for the people of Central Arkansas through performances and education.

Through the partnerships we have in place with different organizations, the symphony’s reach extends through the business community as well as area schools, helping fans of all ages experience classical music. I am proud to be a part of an organization like the CSO that enriches the quality of place of our city through a vibrant arts and culture scene.

I invite you to review our website and learn about the many facets of the Conway Symphony Orchestra. Whether your interest is to be a season ticket holder, working with one of our committees or the Guild, or to support programming on the stage or in the classroom, there are opportunities for you to get involved and shape the legacy of the CSO.

If you have enjoyed your experience with us or would like additional information on how you can be a part of the CSO family, I would love the chance to talk with you. Feel free to visit with me at one of our upcoming performances, or contact me at We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the music or future collaborations.

To our sponsors, thank you for your support of our organization and for investing in the richness of our community through the arts. To our audience, thank you for joining us and sharing our love for the music. We have a great season for you this year; I know you’ll enjoy it, and I hope to see you there!



Therese Williams, President
Conway Symphony Orchestra
Board of Directors

Our Board


Executive Committee

Therese Williams
Director of Events
Conway Area Chamber
of Commerce

Vice President

Judy Harkrider
Music Educator, Retired
Greenbrier Public Schools

Chris Coffman
Past President
VP of Sales and Account Management
Edafio Technology Partners

Board of Directors

George Baker
Senior Vice President Lending
First Security Bank

Gunnar A. Bartlett *
Director of Development, CFAC
University of Central Arkansas

Mike Binko
Direct Marketing, Retired
LSC Mail Marketing

Carolyn Brown, D.M.A.
Professor of Flute
University of Central Arkansas

Stephen Cohen *
Programming Manager, Retired
Arkansas Supreme Court

Jenny Davis
English Lecturer
University of Central Arkansas

Charles DeBoard
DeBoard Electronics

Sandra DeVore
Physical Therapist, Retired

Kelton Harrison

Trust Officer
Simmons Bank


Nancy Jackson
Financial Advisor
Simmons First Investment Group

Mariana Linck, Ph.D.
Conway Manufacturing Group

Joyce Miller
Therapist, Retired
Counseling Associates Inc.

Rob O’Connor
Director of College Communications
Hendrix College

Preston Palmer
Owner / Instructor
Palmer Music Company

Lyle Rupert, Ph.D.
Economics Professor
Hendrix College

Sharon Stone, D.V.M.
St. Francis Veterinary Clinic

Emily Walter
Executive Broker and Realtor
Coldwell Banker RPM Group

Taylor Johns *
Student Musician Representative
Conway Symphony Orchestra


Vicki Crockett, ex officio
General Manager
Conway Symphony Orchestra

Israel Getzov, ex officio
Music Director / Conductor
Conway Symphony Orchestra

Paige Rose, Ph.D., ex officio
Chair, Department of Music
University of Central Arkansas

Beverley Freiley, ex officio
Conway Symphony Orchestra Guild

Mary Mosley, Ed.D., ex officio
Interim Vice President
Conway Symphony Orchestra Guild

* Denotes CSO Musician


Jerry Adams

Bill Adkisson

Ralph Behrens*

Sam Driggers*

Carl Forsberg*

Bill Hegeman

Phil Stone

Allison Vetter, Ph.D.

Armilda McCormack

Scott Moore*

Louis Stell

* Denotes Deceased


Our Staff

Vicki Bryan Crockett - Our Staff

Vicki Bryan Crockett

General Manager

Vicki Bryan Crockett has been working in the nonprofit field for 22 years, including positions in higher education, K-12 private schools, healthcare and the performing arts. Her work has included Annual Fund campaigns, alumni relations, communications, special events, marketing and audience development, capital campaigns, donor management and grant-writing. Now in her 11th year as the General Manager of the Conway Symphony Orchestra, Vicki explains that while the conductor handles everything on the stage, she takes care of everything off of it!

Originally from Pennsylvania, Vicki received her degree in linguistics at The College of William and Mary, with additional professional development through the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Central Arkansas, the Arkansas Arts Council, and a multitude of nonprofit workshops.




Marketing and Audience Development Coordinator




Orchestra Manager and Librarian